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Color Coding Using Vinyl Tape Polyethylene Film Tape App
Color Coding Using Vinyl Tape Polyethylene Film Tape App
Color Coding Using Vinyl Tape Polyethylene Film Tape
Drawing Attention Using Vinyl Tape Polyethylene Film Tape
Color-coding tools, safety equipment, safety and hazard areas, production equipment, and utility lines and pipes.
Application requires minimal downtime of production, easy to apply, conformability and offers multiple color options.

Tapes can be applied by hand or by dispenser to a wide variety of surfaces. For “difficult to adhere to” or otherwise contaminated or dirty surfaces, adhesion performance can be increased by using 3M™ Tape Primer No. 81.

Additional Product Information
3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 — Ten colors plus transparent; good dead stretch properties; long lasting due to abrasion-resistant backing. 3M™ Polyethylene Film Tape 483 — Six colors plus transparent; low halogen and heavy metal content; highly conformable backing.
  • Easy to apply: Less time and clean-up effort needed to apply as compared to typical painting.
  • Conformable backing: Vinyl and polyethylene backings conform well to many complex curves and tight radius applications.
  • Variety of colors: Large selection of colors allows good contrast from other areas and applications. Use for marking lab, safety and fire equipment, stairwells, caution areas, warehouse areas.
  • Abrasion resistance: Pigmented backings maintain their vivid colors even when exposed to heavy abrasion.
  • Good dead stretch: Will not shrink or leave adhesive residue.
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 Design Challenges‎‎ Safety,‎ Usability and Accessibility
 Industries‎‎ General Industrial,‎ MRO
 Manufacturing Challenges‎‎ Ease of Assembly,‎ Improved Quality Control
 Sub Industries‎‎ Graphics & Signage,‎ Equipment
 Substrates‎‎ Painted Metals,‎ Metal,‎ Aluminum,‎ Plastic,‎ PVC